Strasbourg, 23.03.2012 – Mailis Reps (Estonia, ALDE) and Marietta de Pourbaix-Lundin (Sweden, EPP/CD), co-rapporteurs for the monitoring of Ukraine by the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE), will visit Kyiv from 27 to 29 March 2012 to assess the follow-up given to Assembly Resolution 1862 (2012) on “the functioning of democratic institutions in Ukraine”, passed in January.
They are due to meet in particular President Viktor Yanukovych (to be confirmed), the Speaker of the Verkhovna Rada Volodymyr Lytvyn, Foreign Minister Kostiantyn Hryshchenko and Justice Minister Oleksandr Lavrynovych as well as General Prosecutor Victor Pshonka and former President Leonid Kravchuk.
A meeting is also planned with the members of the working group under the President on the implementation of PACE Resolution 1862 (2012).
They will also meet the lawyers of ex-government members charged with criminal offences, representatives of Ukrainian civil society and members of the diplomatic community.
A press conference will take place at 5.30pm on Thursday 29 March at Ukrinform, 8/16 B Khmelnytskoho Street, Kyiv.